This is day 2 of my factoring and solving polynomials unit.
In this presentation, students are first presented with a challenge problem that I expect them to be unable to solve (but they can solve it after the lesson, which builds their confidence). The lesson focuses on solving 2nd degree trinomials by figuring out the factors of the 3rd term and using those to determine what the coefficient of the middle term should be.
I tried to use animations to visualize the thought process behind the method.
The last slide includes my homework assignment for this day.